Taking road trips is so much fun and what country out there is better for this activity than Australia? With its vast and wild open space, it qualifies for some of the most amazing road trips you could possibly imagine. Considering how Australia has so many things to offer regarding natural beauty and urban wonders as well, having a road trip is a great idea to connect everything you’d like to see in this country. If you’re interested in seeing places that are far away from each other, instead of flying, you can drive and see many more amazing places along the way. Here are some of the most popular Australian routes you can choose for the road trip of your dreams.
The Savannah Way, Queensland
This route stretches from Cairns in Queensland to Broome in Western Australia. It is 3,700 kilometers long and it goes from East to West. Considering the length of the road, the fact that there are various things to see is not really big news. There will be many opportunities to stop and appreciate everything you see, but some of the highlights include Millaa Millaa Falls, Undara Lava Tubes and Boodjamulla National Park.
Traveling towards the Gold Coast via Mount Isa, Winton and Longreach is quite an adventure filled with wonderful landscapes and pleasant smiles along the way. You can do it on your own, or you can opt for private coach hire in Sydney. When you reach Mount Isa, don’t miss going on a mining tour, it’s an awesome experience going underground and seeing everything first hand. The town of Winton is full of great sightseeing spots, too, and there’s an amazing Cosmos Centre in Charleville that will blow you away if you’re passionate about astronomy.
Some people find it boring, but there’s a certain appeal to driving on one of Australia’s longest roads, the Eyre Highway. It’s a huge stretch of land in the middle of the highway. The feeling of tranquility while driving along this vast plain without any trees is priceless. So, if you’d like to relax and just be in the moment, this road trip will enable you to do it. If you get tired, you can always stop by the golf course that’s located along the way.
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Even though this road trip can fit into just one day, we recommend stretching it out a bit and slowing down to enjoy all the natural beauty you encounter. There are tour buses from Melbourne that offer this as a one day tour, but the gist is not to shove everything into the shortest possible amount of time. There are breathtaking sceneries, waterfalls, animals, beaches and walking spots on the way – take the opportunity to actually experience these places and not just rush through them.
Gibb River Road, Western Australia
There’s a reason why people call this one of the most adventurous road trips in Australia. It’s a real adrenaline rush considering the fact that the road stretches for about 700 kilometers and there is hardly any civilization along the way. Pack your backpack, stock up on food, water and gas and start your quest. You can camp along the way as the nature is truly stunning. Emma’s Gorge and Zebedee Springs are a must-see.
Road trips are so much fun. If you have an adventurous spirit and are willing to drive, it’s a great way to travel. The opportunities of getting in touch with nature are many and if you have a great crew, any obstacle can be overcome!
About the author
Marie Nieves, student of economics who loves unusual trips and have a plan to travel the whole world. She is an avid lover of photography. As she always loved to travel, she really loves to talk about her experiences. On her journeys she likes to read poetry and prose and loves to surf the Internet.